Reading and Resources

Not all books about science are textbooks, or even read like textbooks.  Here are some great books that make for great reading.  The links will take you to amazon.com, where you can read summaries of the books, as well purchase them.

Biology:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- Rebecca Skloot
The Blooding -- Joseph Wambaugh
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Million Year History of the Human Body -- Neil Shubin

Environmental Science:
Silent Spring --  Rachel Carson
A Sand County Almanac -- Aldo Leopold

Science Fiction:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Trilogy"-- Douglas Adams
Contact -- Carl Sagan
Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
The Illustrated Man -- Ray Bradbury
The Time Machine -- H.G. Wells
State of Fear -- Michael Crichton
Timeline -- Michael Crichton

Children's:
Chadwick the Crab Series -- Priscilla Cummings
The Lorax -- Dr. Suess
Norby the Mixed-Up Robot Series -- Janet & Isaac Asimov

General:
A Short History of Everything -- Bill Bryson
The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People -- Neil Shubin

Web Links:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Weather Service

Special Thanks to Joe Bradley for helping me with this list.  If you think of a book that should be added to the list, let me know.

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